- to blunt; dull; deaden.
Origin of obtund
Related Words for obtundedparalyze, stupefy, desensitize, dull, anesthetize, dampen, debilitate, cripple, soften, sap, undermine, weaken, immobilize, benumb, blunt, frost, freeze, stun, chill, obtund
Examples from the Web for obtunded
Historical Examples of obtunded
Madeira did not seem to be unconscious, but his senses were obtunded, and it was some minutes before he could sit up.Sally of Missouri
R. E. Young
But one phase of it seemed to reach his obtunded consciousness, for this made a direct inroad upon his bank account.The Gay Gnani of Gingalee
- (tr) rare to deaden or dull
Word Origin for obtund
c.1400, (transitive) "to render dead, make dull," used occasionally in English, especially in medical jargon; from Latin obtundere "to blunt, make dull, weaken, exhaust," literally "to beat against" (see obtuse). Related: Obtundation; obtunded.
- To dull or blunt, especially sensation or pain.